Democratic Party Chairwoman Debra Haaland issued the following statement in support of teachers fighting against Martinez scare tactics to ensure students receive quality education with an emphasis on teaching instead of testing.
“It’s a shame that our educators in the state have to deal with these types of scare tactics,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland. “Our kids deserve to have quality education, but instead teachers are forced to spend too much time testing and not enough time teaching. If we are going to improve the well-being of children in our state, we must allow our teachers to teach and express their professional insights with New Mexico parents. ”